“I think its time we gathered our weapons and left this town. It won’t take long before more guards are summoned.” He looked to each of his companions then frowned. “Dammit all, we’ve lost Ludo. He hasn’t come back from his sneaking about has he?”
“Well, I ain’t waiting around here for him. He’ll catch up on the road, no doubt. Let’s go.” the dwarf urged.
“Da, dwarf. It’s time to go. Let’s get our weapons.” Stephan quickly look around the area.
“Da. Ludo is probably looking at us even now. He can follow.” And with that, Stephan started off in the only direction he knew to be the way back to the gatehouse where their weapons were stored.
Miklos followed hastily. “Off we go,” he assured, in response to an inquisitive look from the sergeant. The hard-eyed man harumphed, but turned his attention back to the still leaping trapdoor at his feet. “Burn this building to its foundation boys,” were the last words the companions heard from the Inn.
As they ascended away from the river docks, Hasan wondered, “Well, we knew it was likely a trap, and a trap it was indeed. How can we hope to escape this town in peace, when we cannot even operate within it safely? We need to come up with a diversion.”
“Indeed, elf prince,” intoned Maruc. “How can we do so? For first we must recover our weapons. And we must find Ludo. Nay, Stefan, I fear our time here must linger, but a public show of leaving may do us good nonetheless. But first things first. Let us get Feldard his axe.” And the cleric, who had a good sense of direction, led the team to the weapons depot.
With relief Ludo had seen his team mates emerge from the old Inn. As the rat faced man disappeared in the crowd he had to make a snap decision – betray his presence and link up with his team mates or follow the rat faced man. With a heavy sigh he decided that the rat-faced man needed investigating. He seemed out of place amongst the other town patrons. Sticking to the shadows, he followed the mysterious man. He would have to catch up with the others later.
Ludo followed along as Rat Face took an indirect route towards the center of Fogor Isle. He arrived at a two-story building and rushed inside through a door on the northern wall.